Maxime Rooney Leads USA 1-2 in Men’s 200 Free Finals at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

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Photo Courtesy: Donna Nelson

USA’s Maxime Rooney led a USA 1-2 in the men’s 200-meter free finals at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Rooney raced his way to a winning time of 1:47.78.  That’s not fast off his World Junior Record of 1:47.10 set during U.S. Nationals earlier this month.

USA’s Grant Shoults raced his way into a silver with a time of 1:48.42 as he moved to fourth among 18-and-unders this year.

Russia’s Ernest Maksumov took bronze tonight with a third-place time of 1:48.68.

18-And-Under World Rankings According to USA Swimming Stats

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Australia’s Damian Fyfe (1:48.90), Russia’s Elisei Stepanov (1:49.18), Great Britain’s Cameron Kurle (1:49.28), Brazil’s Felipe Souza (1:50.17) and Tunisia’s Mohamed Mehdi Lagili (1:52.00) finished fourth through eighth.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Men’s 100 back finals
  • Women’s 200 fly finals
  • Men’s 200 free finals
  • Women’s 50 breast finals
  • Men’s 100 fly semis
  • Women’s 100 free semis
  • Men’s 100 breast finals
  • Women’s 100 back finals
  • Men’s 200 IM finals
  • Women’s 800 free finals
  • Mixed 400 medley relay finals